Founded in 2013, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is a joint group of North American companies and retailers formed in order to improve and maintain safety work environment for the Bangladeshi workers in the ready-made garment (RMG) factories. The Alliance is strongly committed to provide the substantial safety improvements and benefits to Bangladeshi garment workers. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety was formed after the Savar Tragedy or Rana Plaza Building Collapse , the eight-story commercial building collapsed at Savar in Dhaka on 24 April 2013, more than eleven hundred people were died and approximately two thousand and five hundred were injured which is also considered as the deadliest garment-factory accident in history of the world.
The Group agreed to make $100 million of loans for the infrastructural improvement of the factories, to investigate all the factories within in twelve months, to set up elected workers' committees. Moreover, the Alliance is agreed that they will stop doing business with the factories, if the owner(s) refuge to make indispensable repairs of the factories. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has elected Honorable Ellen O’Kane Tauscher , an American politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, as the Board of Chair of this Alliance.